We've already looked at the Bruins' offense.
Bruins coach Claude Julien shook things up at a practice leading up to this series.
On the left is how the Bruins have been rolling.
On the right is what Julien was playing around with at practice on Wednesday.
If you've been watching the playoffs, all of these names ring a bell. The Bruins' defense isn't flashy or even well known, but the fact of the matter is they play well as a unit. Coupled with Rask, this defensive corps has a 2.33 GAA in these playoffs, which is better than the Penguins.
Mike Colligan of The Hockey Writers has already laid out what should be the Pens' game plan:
From a forechecking perspective, the Penguins need to 'invest' themselves early in this series. What does that mean? Toronto did it perfectly late in their first round matchup against the Bruins. Chip the puck into the corner, let the Bruins defensemen pick it up, then punish them physically. Over and over and over ...